Making music, together, on a swing. Montreal style.

Montreal is cool. Way cool with these interactive, music making, cooperative swing sets. Love the lights at night. Lovely example of creativity, of music in motion, of exercise, of cooperative community spirit & playfulness all wrapped into one. 21 Balançoires (21 Swings) from Daily Tous Les Jours on Vimeo.

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Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture

The quotes below are from McKinsey & Co –  read the full article here. “After the tragic events of 9/11, a team of Harvard psychologists quietly “invaded” the US intelligence system. The team, led by Richard Hackman, wanted to determine what makes intelligence units effective. By surveying, interviewing, and observing hundreds of analysts across 64 […]

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10 things that go into picking a great teambuilding icebreaker

Recently I received an email from a Human Resources colleague who I have enormous respect for.  She was looking for some ideas for teambuilding icebreakers for an upcoming event.  I get this kind of request fairly frequently and have made it a practice to not suggest any specific activities. Here’s why in my response below, […]

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10 tips for trainers part one: bumblebee butts & booty

It’s my birthday tomorrow and as tomorrow’s not a usual day for posting I thought I’d give you a gift today. Ever since I hit the earth some 4+ decades ago I’ve not had to wait for Christmas to open gifts so I thought I’d share the bounty with you, my dear blog reader, with […]

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The global launch of Life Lenses™ is today!

I’m over the moon to officially announce (drum roll please) that the Life Lenses™ online assessment launches today.   I’m in Paris for the launch and will be leading a Life Lenses™ workshop today at the W.I.N. conference. Discover what the buzz is about at www.life-lenses.com. Here’s what people are saying about the assessment: clear, affirming, […]

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Countdown continues- 1 more day to the global launch of Life Lenses™

New! Today we’re shining the light on Journey (love the process) and Destination (geared to get things done) Life Lenses™. Which do you think you are? Simply click here to answer a few questions and enter the contest to win a free Life Lenses™ assessment ($60 US value) . There will be multiple chances to […]

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Calling all wayward travelers. Are you a Journey Life Lens™?

It is the journey that matters in the end (Ursula LeGuin) Do you focus on how something gets done?  Can how something gets done be more important to you than actually getting it done?  Is your eye on the journey?  Are you flexible about the way you take to reach a destination (a destination being […]

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Calling all Head Lenses (1 of the 8 Life Lenses™)

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth. (Abraham Maslow) Are you able to spot the flaw in any argument?  Do you love logic and objectivity?  Are you known for your ability to seek out and squash bias?  Are you a truth-seeker? If so perhaps you’re a Head Life Lens […]

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Go! Go! (and I’m not talking dancing but rather 1 of the Life Lenses™)

Every blade of grass has an angel bending over it whispering grow! (Talmud) Yearning for action?  Eager to get going, step on the gas, keep moving?  Always planning your next move, the next step?  Are you known as someone who gets things done?  Someone who is spontaneous? If so perhaps you’re a go or know […]

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